The Santa Fe Sessions

The Santa Fe Sessions

Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert has taken 10 of his favorite tunes from past albums and re-recorded them for The Santa Fe Sessions.
4

4

Though you wouldn't guess it from the prosaic title, 4 represents a quantum leap in sophistication for A.B. Quintanilla and company. The signature metallic thunk of their cumbias has given way to new stylistic fusions. "Contigo," framed by Spanish guitar and Latin percussion, exemplifies the new approach.
You Are Free

You Are Free

Cat Power (Atlanta's Chan Marshall) returns with her sixth album, none
Street Dreams

Street Dreams

On the follow-up to Ghetto Fabolous, which spawned ubiquitous radio hits like "Young'n (Holla Back)," Fabolous proves once again that he has a flair for infectious club-ready singles.
'Peace Train' Rolling Again

'Peace Train' Rolling Again

Yusuf Islam, better known by his former identity as singer/songwriter Cat Stevens, has re-recorded a version of "Peace Train," one of his best known songs. "'Peace Train' is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions and there is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again," the London-based Islam said in a statement.
Update: Zeppelin Lives Again On DVD, CD

Update: Zeppelin Lives Again On DVD, CD

Atlantic has slated a pair of simultaneous releases that will showcase performances by legendary U.K. hard rock act Led Zeppelin in its prime. The two-disc "Led Zeppelin DVD" and three-disc audio set "How the West Was Won" will be issued May 27, giving fans access to hours of both rare and well-known concert footage and recordings of the band. The releases, which span the group's entire career and are made up of entirely different material, will carry list prices of $29.98 for the DVD and $26.98 for the CD.
Organizers Try For Hip Hop Summit OK

Organizers Try For Hip Hop Summit OK

Hip-hop festival organizers met yesterday (March 6) with Atlanta city officials in another effort to get a permit for a three-day event in April at the Turner Field parking lots. The city turned down a bid Wednesday from music mogul Russell Simmons and his group, the Hip Hop Summit Action Network, saying the application had inconsistent crowd estimates and no proof of insurance. Nelly and Eminem are scheduled to perform; the latter is likely making one of only two live appearances this year.
Dismemberment Plan Eyes Final Tour, Remix Album

Dismemberment Plan Eyes Final Tour, Remix Album

Although Washington, D.C.-based underground rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan already announced it will split later this year, the group is planning an extensive farewell tour as well as an album of remixes created by fans.
Jay-Z Rocks The Mic With Durst

Jay-Z Rocks The Mic With Durst

Although he's still deciding which track will be the first single from Limp Bizkit's upcoming album, "Bipolar," group frontman Fred Durst is already working on other material. Earlier this week, Durst was joined in a New York studio by rapper Jay-Z, who laid down lyrics for a track Durst says he may name "Rebels."
Robinson, Jones Honored With Medal Of Arts

Robinson, Jones Honored With Medal Of Arts

Music legends Smokey Robinson and George Jones are among the nine individuals who have been awarded the 2002 National Medal of Arts. The country and R&B greats were honored yesterday (March 6) by President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush at a Washington, D.C., ceremony in the Oval Office at the White House.
Chart Beat Bonus

Chart Beat Bonus

Chart news on Common, Snoop Dogg, Johnny Cash, and Hayseed Dixie.
Chart Beat Chat

Chart Beat Chat

Fred Bronson answers questions on airplay-only singles, Celine Dion, new chart policies, and A Flock Of Seagulls.

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